Worried that your dermatitis has developed or been made worse through work? Read below for more information about occupational dermatitis and the next step to take.
Occupational dermatitis sufferers are eligible to claim compensation for any medical or financial setbacks that have been caused by the work-related skin condition. Roberts Jackson Solicitors specialises in managing claims related to allergic and contact dermatitis. With a thorough, up-to-date knowledge of health and safety legislation, our solicitors can determine whether your condition is linked to your work and ensure that you’re fully compensated for any harm caused.
WHAT IS OCCUPATIONAL DERMATITIS?
Occupational Dermatitis is the inflammation of the skin due to a person’s contact with certain hazardous substances or due to certain element of their working environment. It is not a contagious condition and is not only found on the hands, it just so happens that in most places of work a person’s hands are the most likely to be in contact with these substances. Figures from the HSE state that an estimated 84,000 people have dermatitis which was caused or made worse by their work.
WHAT HAS CAUSED MY OCCUPATIONAL DERMATITIS?
Occupational dermatitis claims can be pursued when exposure to an environment or substance at work has caused or worsened your skin irritation, and your employer is to blame.
Our solicitors will gain an understanding of your employment history to gauge whether your condition is linked to your work. They will look out for any contact you have had with substances (known as causative agents) that can cause dermatitis, which include:
The list of substances and atmospheres that can result in dermatitis is forever growing. We will work hard to determine which work-related causative agent has resulted in your condition, making sure that your compensation claim is both strong and successful.
Read our hazardous substances at work guide to find out more about the factors that can result in the development of a skin condition at work.
SYMPTOMS OF OCCUPATIONAL DERMATITIS
Occupational dermatitis symptoms can vary depending on the contact and substance in question. Below is a list of the most common symptoms relating to contact dermatitis from the workplace.
- Blotchiness of the skin
If you have experienced any of the above symptoms try to visit your local GP to get an early diagnosis of your symptoms, as this can help us to prove that your skin condition is work related dermatitis. However, if you are unable to see a doctor, don’t worry as our legal team can organise a medical assessment for you.
For more information on Occupational Dermatitis symptoms please click here.
HOW DO I CLAIM FOR OCCUPATIONAL DERMATITIS
Once we have all the information we need to manage occupational dermatitis claims, a dedicated consultant will utilise all their resources and knowledge to establish the best possible claim. We will also try to keep your involvement as minimal as possible, allowing you to get on with your day-to-day life. Meanwhile, we will gather evidence, speak with specialists and use our rich understanding of regulations to make sure you get a settlement you deserve.
For more information on Occupational Dermatitis compensation please click here.
CONTACT US AND FURTHER INFORMATION
If you would like to find out more about our claims process and how we can help you to get the Occupational Dermatitis compensation you deserve, contact us on 0808 115 3248 for a free initial consultation where we will explain the options available to you.
If you would like further information on the condition and how we can help please use the following link for our Occupational Dermatitis FAQ’s page.
OCCUPATIONAL DERMATITIS COMPENSATION AMOUNTS
Mild Irritation £1,000 to £2,800
Both Hands Affected £6,000 to £8,000
Both Hands with Cracking and Soreness £9,000 to £13,000
*All figures are based on the maximum JSC Guidelines*
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